May 24 2014
When people throw potatoes on the grill, they’re typically wrapped in aluminum foil and baked. But here’s a way to do it that will switch things up from those boring everyday grilled potatoes, and really make them shine. As an added bonus, they’re the closest I’ve come to making Hell’s Kitchen potatoes yet.
4 or 5 russet potatoes, peeled, washed, and cut into 1″ slices $1.05
3 tablespoons butter, melted $0.18
Total cost $1.25
Cost per serving $0.31
1.) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When it’s at a rapid boil, place potato slices into the water and boil for about five minutes, just until the potatoes are fork tender. Make sure you don’t boil them for too long or they will become too soft and fall apart when you try to place them on the skewers.
2.) Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly so that you can handle them. Preheat an outdoor or indoor grill to medium-high heat.
3.) Place all potatoes on metal skewers (you’ll probably need 4 or 5) and brush them all over with the melted butter. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Keep in mind that you can also use wooden skewers, just be sure to soak them for a good hour before you use them, so they don’t burn up on the grill.
4.) Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about three minutes on one side, until they have grill marks. Turn the skewers and cook on the other side for another three minutes, until this side too, has char marks and until the potato is completely cooked through.
5.) Serve and enjoy!